Opportunities of Emerging Sensor Technologies Impacting the Future of Smart Cities

Opportunities of Emerging Sensor Technologies Impacting the Future of Smart Cities

  • June 2020 •
  • 49 pages •
  • Report ID: 5934518 •
  • Format: PDF
Digitization and IoT advancements are driving the adoption of sensor technologies extensively for the development of smart cities. There is an observed shift from restricting adoption of the technology to just homes and buildings which is moving towards more large-scale adoption across cities.

While integrated sensor networks are key to driving the technological transformation of traditional cities, they are aptly supported by key enabling technologies such as AI and edge and cloud computing as well as high-speed Internet networks.Developments in smart cities are also laying emphasis on the adoption of a shared centralized network which will eliminate any problems of interoperability and also focus on advancements in cybersecurity that will prevent hacking of data collected from sensors.

Further, sensor advancements which are leading to the development of advanced acoustic, radar, and lidar sensors are finding more applications in the development of a smart city apart from several traditional sensor technologies such as environmental, gas, flow and grid sensors.This research service, “Opportunities for Emerging Sensor Technologies Impacting the Future of Smart Cities” highlights the impact of key sensor technologies leveraged for creating a connected city ecosystem. It also offers insights on individual technologies, key global stakeholders, and industry initiatives leading to developments in technologies enabling smart cities. The scope of the research service is limited to sensor technologies enabling smart cities such as acoustic, lidar, radar, 3D camera sensors, environmental sensors, flow sensors, gas sensors, humidity and temperature sensors and also addresses adoption scenarios in key smart cities across the globe.Key questions addressed in the research service include the following:What are the various sensor technologies deployed in the development of smart cities?What are the factors influencing the adoption of sensors and aiding technologies for the development of smart cities? What is the impact of adoption of sensors for smart cities?What are the industry initiatives driving the adoption of sensors for smart cities?What are the future growth opportunities and what is the way forward for smart city sensor technologies?